Medtronic Infuse

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Medtronic Infuse: Trials and Studies
In the event of a broken bone or bone defect,1 it may not always be possible for the bone to heal without assistance. One solution is for patients to receive a bone graft. A bone graft is a surgical procedure in which a surgeon places new bone or substitute bone around a broken or defective bone. Companies ... READ MORE

Understanding the Side Effects
Medtronic INFUSE® Bone Grafts are used for patients who need bones restored or reinforced. For patients with back problems, the Medtronic INFUSE + LT-Cage®1 is used to help fuse the spine when other treatments such as exercise and medicines no longer relieve a patient's problems with pain or stability.2 ... READ MORE

When NOT to Use Medtronic Infuse
Medtronic INFUSE® is an implantable bone graft for treating degenerative disk disease, certain dental or facial bone conditions, and long bone fractures.1 The bone graft contains recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP-2), which is genetically engineered to promote bone growth in the lower ... READ MORE

When Is It Safe to Use Medtronic Infuse?
The Medtronic INFUSE® device is an implantable bone graft containing a recombinant human protein called bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP-2). The protein is genetically engineered to promote bone growth in certain areas of the spine.1 Approved uses of INFUSE Medtronic’s INFUSE BMP bone graft was approved ... READ MORE

Class Action Lawsuit for Medtronic Infuse
In 2008, the Minneapolis Firefighters’ Relief Association filed a Consolidated Class Action Complaint against Medtronic, Inc. maker of the Infuse® Bone Graft.1 The legal action resulted in an $85 million settlement.2 Parties to the class action lawsuit A class action is a specific type of suit brought ... READ MORE

Finding a Lawyer for Medtronic Infuse
Have you experienced health problems from Medtronic Infuse bone grafts? You may want to seek assistance from an attorney who is knowledgeable about Medtronic Infuse. A Medtronic Infuse lawyer can help answer your questions about how to file personal injury lawsuits about this product. A personal injury ... READ MORE

How an Attorney Can Help
In 2002, Medtronic, a global medical technology company, developed the Infuse® Bone Graft to streamline spinal fusion surgeries.1 The product is designed to stimulate bone growth and eliminate the need for the traditional two-part surgery in which bone graft is taken from the patient's hip.2 The ... READ MORE

Infuse Bone Complications
During the past two decades, with improvements in surgical and diagnostic technologies, spinal surgery has become a more common treatment option for degenerative bone disease with severe pain.1 Spinal fusion surgeries generally involve replacing damaged or diseased bone with a bone graft, which joins ... READ MORE

Infuse Bone Risks
A litigation group was formed in September 2012 to handle lawsuits against Medtronic. The pharmecutical company is being sued for supporting off-label uses of its INFUSE® Bone Graft.1 In October 2012, news came out that the medical studies reporting the safety of the off-label uses may have been ... READ MORE

Medtronic Infuse FAQ
When doctors graft a bone onto another bone, they typically take bone from elsewhere in a person's body and attach it onto the site where part of a bone is missing. The bones then grow together to replace the missing piece. This is different from an allograft, in which bone can be taken from another ... READ MORE


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